Monday, January 27, 2014


Time for another installment of  "Girlfriend Wisdom" by Jody Houghton. I love reading all of her "wisdom" stories. This one is called HOPE.


Hello! My name is HOPE. I have gathered some fabric and thread. My plan is to create a quilt for my girlfriends FAITH and CHARITY. 

Hopefully, it will turn out as special as my mind's-eye thinks it will be. Hopefully, my colors are pleasing. Hopefully, the pattern I am making will be quick and easy. Hopefully, all my seams will match. Hopefully, I can get it finished on time. Hopefully, my girlfriends will love it. 

Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully. Being filled with hope is good, but just being hopeful will not get the project complete. Being diligent, focusing, and sitting down at my sewing machine is the only way to finish my project. However, hope is very important because it is the power that will motivate me, encourage me, and excite me to keep working until I can wrap my gift and present it. 

My GIRLFRIEND WISDOM is to pay attention to all of your hopes and all of your dreams. Be your own cheerleader! Turn up the power on your desires with hope-filled thoughts and words. Hope is the strong yet unseen hero behind our best work and deepest desires.

Ok, I'm ready to begin my quilt! I know it is going to be wonderful!                                                                               Reprinted by permission from The Country Register of Minnesota

These stories always lift my spirits and give me that good fussy feeling! Guess I need to get busy quilting now. :)  

Enjoy your day and live your dreams! :)

Friday, January 24, 2014



I know many of you have been buried in snow and freezing temperatures. Surprisingly, and very uncommon for up here, we are warm and mild. Usually this time of year we are buried in snow and below zero weather, but this year it is just upside down up here. We are in the 40's (April temp!) and it has been raining for weeks...yep...raining in January! Bad thing is that when it rains it melts all the snow and since the ground is frozen all the water just sits and freezes at night so we have ice everywhere! Very treacherous walking. That is why I live in my cleats in the winter.

So to help some of you that have snow everywhere here is a little something to do with all that snow......

What you will need:

1 gallon of snow
1 cup of white sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of milk


How to make it:

recipe for snow

1. When it starts to snow, place a large clean bowl outside to collect the flakes or collect some already clean fallen snow in the gallon bucket or bowl. Do not pack the snow, just scoop it. 

2. Mix together the milk, vanilla, and sugar

3. Slowly add this mixture to your snow. Stir in just enough to desired consistency. Serve at once. 

This might be something fun that you and your kids or grandkids can do while passing the time when it is snowing outside. Oh my.....I just looked outside and it is raining again!! :(

Have a great day!! :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014


And the winner of my snowman mug rug/candle mat is..........(drum roll please) Laura from Maine!!! YEAH!!!  I have sent her an email so as soon as she gets back to me these little snowman will be on their way! 

I want to thank everyone who entered my giveaway. I just love doing these giveaways. I like hearing from all my faithful followers and getting to know new followers. So....guess I better get the little thinking cap on and decide what I will do for the next giveaway. :)

Everyone have a great day!! :)

Monday, January 13, 2014


Well all the holiday festivities are over and we are all settling down into the long winter, so I thought....hey......let's have a giveaway!! Now is the time to have your house decorated in a winter theme and what better winter d├ęcor than.....snowmen!!

mug rug

So....I am going to giveaway this candle mat/mug rug with cute little snowmen in the middle, snowflakes on the sides and some winter scene fabrics. 

candle mat

These mats can be used for putting your candles on them or that cup of hot chocolate. Or use however you would like. :)

The rules are easy peasy. :)

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Leave a way for me to contact you if you are a no-reply blog or do not have a blog.
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Giveaway will run through January 22nd with the winner
announced on January 23rd.
Due to the high cost of shipping this giveaway is open to US and Canada only. Sorry. L
Good luck to all and thanks for all your continued support of my blog. 

Everyone have a wonderful day! :)

Friday, January 10, 2014


I really like purple and lavender these days. I use to love everything blue and now as I get older my favorite colors seem to change a lot. I like red too and sometimes green, but lavender is beginning to catch my eye. So being that said......I thought I would show you this treasury that I was in. I thought it was just so pretty with all the purple and white. Hope you enjoy. :)

Have a great weekend!!

Oh ya......I am having a giveaway here on the blog starting Monday so stay tuned!! :)

Purple YoYo Pillow - Victori...

Amethyst Dusky Purple Wool N...

Wool penny rug, purple plaid

First Snow Snowman Big and S...

Purple Monster Candy Dish

Pot Holders Fireweed Flowers...

Heart Decor Wooden Shelf Sit...

Purples-Felt Blend Color Bun...

Oh the Places You'll Go-...

Rustic Gourd Ornament, Laven...

Daisy Flower Pot Hand Painte...

Purple Scarf Chunky Knit Lon...

Infinity Scarf - Loop Scarf ...

Happy Easter Kitchen Tea Tow...

P24 - Mama Mia - 23 x 37

uniQue TiN Sign WALL CABINET...

Monday, January 6, 2014


I make these little stitchery pillows for my Etsy shop and I have had several request to personalized them with different words so I thought it might be a good idea to offer this as an option for them. Since I draw them from my own patterns I can put any words and names on them that is needed. do you think that sounds?

I can put a child's name on this or a friends name on it. I think that would be neat.
I can put people's last name on these type of pillows. That would make it special. :)
I just thought since I was getting request to change these designs that I would make it easier for people to get what they want. I think maybe in the "off" season I may come up with some more designs. I have several, but need some new one's to add to them. Guess that means I need to get my thinking cap on. :)
 Let me know what you think. :)

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